Contact: CMS Office of Public Affairs 202-690-6145 HEALTH CARE LAW SAVED PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE OVER $3.5 BILLION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF 2012, MORE THAN 416,000 PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE SAVED AN AVERAGE OF $724 ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND 12.1 MILLION USED A FREE PREVENTIVE SERVICE Under the new health care law –…Read More
HSS released a great resource for states and advocates to use when considering decisions on how to proceed with a healthcare exchange. For those of us in South Carolina, the sections on state/federal partnership provides guidance as to how we can proceed to ensure access and best plans are made available to those eligible to…Read More
Understanding America’s health care system is rather overwhelming and difficult to keep up with at times. Fortunately, with the recent launch of the Health System Measurement Project by HSS, monitoring and measuring how our nation’s health care system is performing just got a little easier. The web-based platform, will allow policymakers, providers, and the public…Read More
Whether still attending school or graduated, determining heath care coverage is challenging. Hence, YI launched the “Friends With Benefits: Not Just for College Students” campaign to educate and increase awareness about all the health care options available for young adults post school. The Toolkit includes brand new updates on the health care law and its impact. Download…Read More
A recent report by Families USA and Small Business Majority finds that with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, millions of small businesses throughout the United States are now eligible for a tax credit to assist with health coverage for employees. Their analysis found: More than 32 million small businesses, employing 19.3 million workers across the nation,…Read More
The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted last week to eliminate performance bonuses for states that streamline their Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) procedures and reduce red tape so that more eligible low-income children can get and keep health coverage. How do you think this will affect our state? South Carolina is apart…Read More
Some adjustments to the Affordable Care Act–Obamacare- now provide more reasons for small business to favor Obamacare if they were hesitant before. Take a look at Monday’s post from Unconflicted: 377 million reasons for small business to like Obamacare Does this look promising? Are you on board with this healthcare initiative?Read More
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